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Boston,  MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Conor Gillaspie hit the tie-breaking two-run 
homer among his three hits and scored twice, as Chicago claimed an 8-3 victory 
over Boston in the second edition of a four-game series from Fenway Park. 

"He  can put  it in play and usually  he puts it in play hard," said White So
manager Robin Ventura of Gillaspie. "Even going into this year, he felt out of 
Spring  Training that he  understood what it takes to hit here and he has been 
showing it. You get it in the zone and he puts a good swing on it." 

Jose  Abreu  finished 3-for-4 with  a pair of doubles  and scored once for the 
WhitSox, winners of three straight and five of their last six. 

Alejandro  De Aza added  a pair of hits and drove in two to back 5 2/3 innings 
from  John  Danks (8-6),  who yielded  eight hits and  three runs despite four 
walks. 

Mike  Napoli collected three  hits, scored once and drove in a run for the Red 
Sox,  who have seven of their last eight games. Dustin Pedroia contributed two 
hits, an RBI and run scored in the setback. 

Brandon  Workman (1-3) gave  up eight hits and five runs -- three earned -- in 
his losing seven-inning stint. 

Abreu's single began the White Sox sixth, then after Adam Dunn fanned looking, 
Gillaspie  put Chicago  ahead to stay when  he wrapped a ball around the Pesky 
Pole in right to give the visitors a 5-3 edge. 

Dayan  Viciedo walked  to start the ninth and his pinch runner, Moises Sierra, 
moved to second on Burke Badenhop's wild pick-off throw and scored on a De Aza 
triple  to center. Gordon Beckham's double off Craig Breslow scored De Aza and 
the ChiSox led 7-3. Abreu was then given a free pass, then Paul Konerko struck 
a pinch-hit RBI ground-rule double to complete the three-run frame. 

"Any  time you  give extra  outs,  you're asking  for trouble,"  said Red So
manager  John  Farrell. "Can't deny  we've given up  extra outs that have come 
back to haunt us over the past five games." 

Eric  Surkamp worked  around a  Pedroia single  in a  scoreless bottom  of the 
ninth. 

In  the second,  Chicago loaded the bases with  none out on a walk to Dunn and 
singles  from Alexei Ramirez and Gillaspie, then Dunn scored on Napoli's error 
and Ramirez came in on a De Aza double-play grounder. 

Gillaspie  doubled with one  away in the fourth and came home on De Aza's two- 
out single, but the hosts tied the score in the fifth. Brock Holt started with 
a  triple and came home when Pedroia followed with a double. Napoli doubled to 
left to score Pedroia two batters later, and after a Jonny Gomes base hit left 
runners  on  the corners,  Xander Bogaerts dumped  a single to  left for a 3-3 
game. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago finished 5-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left six, while 
Boston  was 4-for-11 with RISP and stranded nine ... The White Sox improved to 
10-9 at Fenway Park since 2009 ... The Red Sox slipped to 1-7 on their current 
10-game  homestand  ... Pedroia's RBI double  put an end to Boston's 18-inning 
scoreless  string ... The White Sox have held the opposition to three runs or 
less  in each of their last six outings ... Konerko's hit was his first extra- 
base pinch RBI since hitting a solo homer on July 1, 2006 against the Cubs. 

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